If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 9-1-1.
We are certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, an independent accrediting organization that is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. This recognition reflects our expert care, advanced capabilities and positive stroke recovery outcomes.
Additionally, we are a winner of the Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
Experience and Advanced Interventions
The neuroscience care team at Ascension Via Christi shares a single goal: Provide high quality, coordinated stroke care from the moment the patient enters the emergency room through recovery and rehabilitation. Our multidisciplinary team has specialized training to provide the highest quality stroke care and includes:
- Emergency medicine
- Hospital medicine and critical care
- Rehabilitation services
Each member is specially trained and has a specific responsibility to respond quickly and completely to the needs of a stroke patient.
At Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, the 20-bed neurocritical care unit is overseen by neurocritical care fellowship trained physicians. The team provides in-house evaluation and treatment for acute stroke, advanced neuro imaging, and interventional acute stroke care.
As part of our commitment to improve stroke care , we also participate in stroke clinical trials.